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Tamil Nadu

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Land of Tamils

Home to a Tamil population that speaks one of the world's oldest languages, the state of Tamil Nadu appeals to tourists with its many Hindu temples, beach resorts, charming hill stations, and World Heritage Sites. Several major civilizations have thrived in this area over the last 2,000 years, including the famous Chola, Chera, Pallava, and Pandya. Today, a trip to Tamil Nadu reveals its unique heritage blending elements of all the cultures that lived and died here, leaving their mark on the area's cuisine, music, religious traditions, and literature. In an ancient land steeped in history, state capital Chennai serves as a modern and convenient tourist base, providing great shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Use our custom trip planner: Tamil Nadu and all its delights await.
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Best for: Nature, Parks, Wildlife Mahabalipuram Best for: Historic Sites, Nature, Museums Madurai Best for: Historic Sites, Museums, Shopping Chennai (Madras) Best for: Historic Sites, Beaches, Shopping Kodaikanal Best for: Nature, Parks, Historic Sites

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